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Personalized Learning with Online Instruction: Blended Teaching That Works

Summary

Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Blended learning allows you to utilize the tremendous power of online instruction without abandoning your traditional way of teaching. This best-of-both model for teaching reinforces necessary 21st century skills, boots collaboration, and engages students. How can you implement blended learning to boost learning outcomes today? Join us for this can't miss, 60-minute webinar where you will discover:

  • Strategies to effectively incorporate online instruction in your class
  • Top digital & online tools: Foster independent discovery
  • Creating online learning communities: Increase collaboration anywhere
  • Engage your students: Using technology to create proactive attitudes
  • Real-world example lesson plans: Proven blended classroom success

Program Highlights

  • Getting Started: How to Gradually Begin Blending Online Instruction

    • Creating online learning communities: Keep your students connected
    • Strategies to reinforce your curriculum using online instruction
    • Create new learning opportunities across subjects and grade levels
    • How to create differentiated instructions with blended learning technology
  • Top Digital & Online Resources: Proven Tools to Improve Teaching

    • Using free Web 2.0 technology to create a blended learning model
    • Online programs to create engaging student-centered activities
    • Getting your students to learn independently: Creating online discovery
    • Example lesson plans: Real-world blended learning success
  • Assessment & Collaboration Strategies to Improve Student Learning

    • Engage Your Students: How to get students collaborating online
    • Introduce student self-paced learning to help them develop and excel
    • Allow students to connect course content to real-world experiences
    • Providing real-time assessment: Switch from passive to proactive learning
  • Live Q&A session - Have your specific questions answered!

About The Speaker

Mike Gwaltney is a teacher and Chair of the PK-12 History Department at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland. Mike has also been an Instructor for the Online School for Girls since the school's first year. As a pioneer in 21st century high-tech student-centered learning in independent schools, Mike is in demand as a speaker, workshop leader, and professional development facilitator.

  • A history teacher with more than 20 years experience in independent schools, Mike's focus for the last decade has been on developing student-centered learning experiences that connect students with online resources and other learners around the world.
  • Mike has presented to numerous faculty groups on Blended Learning and teaching with social media, including as the keynote speaker and workshop leader for CAIS's day of Professional Development on Blended Learning in 2011. Mike also co-facilitates OSG's highly successful Blended Learning Professional Development course.
  • Recently he has developed and taught fully project-based courses for 10th and 11th grade history students at OES that focus on building understanding of significant content while developing essential 21st century skills. Mike was a featured workshop leader at NAIS '13 ("Leading with High Quality Project-Based Learning") and at EdCamp Independent Schools ("How to Support and Advance PBL"). His work has been highlighted by education bloggers, and he was recently featured in the new book Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry.
  • Institutions Mike has worked with recently include: University of Saint Joseph School of Ed (Hartford, CT), Archer School (Los Angeles), Portland State University School of Ed (Portland, OR), The Webb Schools (Claremont, CA), Packer Collegiate Institute (New York, NY), Baton Rouge Episcopal School (Baton Rouge, LA), and New Tech Network schools.

Program Benefits

This interactive, 60-minute webinar will provide you with proven ways to enhance the teaching & learning experience by developing an effective blended learning classroom model.